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UT Austin College of Education to be major hostof international conference on instructional technology

Professors and students of the College of Education, The University of Texas at Austin, are major organizers and participants of the upcoming conference "Global Learning in the 21st century."

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AUSTIN, Texas–Professors and students of the College of Education, The University of Texas at Austin, are major organizers and participants of the upcoming conference "Global Learning in the 21st century."

The conference, to be held Oct. 18-21 in Copenhagen, Denmark, will explore the use of information and communication technologies, such as the Internet, in education in the future. The conference emphasizes global collaboration and will bring together teachers, administrators, and researchers from around the world to develop innovations in the use of educational technologies and to form technology project partnerships.

College of Education participants include Dr. Nolan Estes, L.D. Haskew Centennial Professor and director of the Cooperative Superintendency Program, and Dr. Paul E. Resta, professor of curriculum & instruction and director of the Learning Technology Center, who have helped organize and plan the conference. Resta also will make three presentations on evaluating technology-based education and will speak at the conferenceÌs formal dinner on Oct. 20.

Dr. Judith B. Harris, associate professor of curriculum & instruction, will deliver a keynote speech on the use of the Internet in education. Dr. Tom Burnett, adjunct associate professor of curriculum & instruction, will speak on creating online learning communities. Curriculum & instruction doctoral students Carolyn Awalt, Keith Rutledge, and Diann Boehm are members of a global design team and will present technology projects and assist conference participants in developing their own projects.

Other conference hosts include Frederiksborg County in Denmark, The Royal Danish School of Educational Studies, Indiana University, and the French Ministry of Education. Corporate sponsors include Apple Computer, Arthur Andersen, Infoware, Microsoft, VTEL Corp., Lotus Learning Space, and LEGO.